Jet Ski Safety Tips

Riding a Jet Ski is a fun way to spend a lake day. When out on the water, it is important to follow safety guidelines to ensure an enjoyable yet safe ride. Motor Boatin’ provides some safety tips for anyone looking to ride a Jet Ski.

Here are five safety tips for riding a Jet Ski:

  1. Take an online boating safety course: Online safety courses are available to inform individuals with all different kinds of boating backgrounds of the safety guidelines that should be enforced at all times. On our website, we provide a free safety course to get started.
  2. Wear a life jacket: One of the most crucial safety precautions when riding any personal watercraft is wearing a life jacket. The driver and all passengers of the Jet Ski should be wearing a life jacket at all times regardless of their swimming abilities. It is also important that the jacket fits correctly. Wearing a life jacket that is too loose or too tight can cause it to not work properly.
  3. Maintain distance and don’t speed: Like cars, speeding is one of the leading causes of accidents on the water. With this, it is a good idea to maintain a safe distance when riding near other Jet Skis to prevent any serious accidents.
  4. Never drink alcoholic beverages when operating: Drinking when operating a Jet Ski can impair a driver’s judgment and cause unsafe conditions. This makes it very dangerous for not only the driver but also the passengers riding. North Carolina prohibits any person from being under the influence when operating all types of watercraft.
  5. Stay alert: When riding on public waters, there can be other individuals on all types of watercraft. It is important to be mindful of others and to always stay alert to ensure the safety of everyone riding and those in close proximity.

Safety is our number one priority. If you are interested in renting a Jet Ski or any other personal watercraft, consider Motor Boatin’. Check our availability and reserve a spot today. Contact us for more information or any questions you may have.

What to do When Camping in the Falls Lake Area

One of the greatest American pastimes is camping. Reconnecting with nature, unplugging from constant screen time, and enjoying the simple pleasures that life has to offer are perfect ways to unwind and rejuvenate.

Our team at Motor Boatin knows that many Triangle residents love spending time outdoors, especially in the beautiful parks of the area, such as Falls Lake. As Falls Lake’s boat rental company, we see that many Raleigh and Durham residents go camping at Falls Lake in the Fall because the weather cools down.Jordan Lake Boat Rental in North Carolina

5 great activities available to all Falls Lake campers are:

  • Hiking or Biking. Falls Lake has numerous trails weaving through the wooded areas and around the water. Located in the Beaverdam area, there are two 6.5 mile trails for biking -one for easy/intermediate riders, and one for the more advanced. Hiking trails usually connect through recreational areas and offer camping grounds for backpackers.
  • Boat Rental. This is where we can help make the most of time on the lake! There are plenty of boat-launching ramps in various parts of the lake. We can also offer jet skis in addition to our pontoon boats!
  • Picnicking. All recreational areas on the lake offer picnic locations complete with outdoor grills and tables. Some areas like Beaverdam and Sandling Beach offer picnic shelters for a reservation fee, perfect for family gatherings!
  • Swimming. Sandling Beach, Rolling View, and Beaverdamn areas offer sandy beaches for anyone passing through, with restrooms and changing areas nearby. The Holly Point location has swimming areas for campers only.
  • Fishing. The anglers of the Triangle will be pleased to cast a line and catch a variety of fish including bass, crappie, and catfish. Keep in mind that we have fishing boat rental options to accommodate a fishing trip on Falls Lake.

The options are endless for the outdoor lovers of the Triangle looking to spend some quality time with friends and family at Falls Lake. Give us a call or stop by and see us at Motor Boatin to see our boat rental options and receive helpful tips to enjoy your time to the fullest!